John Meserve is currently Managing Partner of Cragmoor Capital Advisors LLC which is primarily focused on advising and investing in early stage finTech and other companies. He is the former President of Street Contxt, a global knowledge exchange for institutional finance, developed with natural language processing and machine learning. John culminated his more than two decade career with BNY Mellon as an Executive Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for a number of affiliate institutional businesses. Throughout his career, he is credited with turning niche businesses into market leaders. He has
also held positions as Vice President of Citicorp/Citibank among others. In these roles John established extensive personal relationships with 1000+ institutional money managers, 200+ broker-dealers and hundreds of independent/alternative research and market data providers. At a very early age John has been active in Republican politics including being elected as Republican town chairman of his home town in Maine at the age of 18. In addition he has held several positions in the public sector, including positions as legislative and campaign staffer to a Maine Congressman and U.S. Senators, and later in political appointments in the Reagan Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation. He has been an active fundraiser for a number of Republican Presidential
John holds an MBA from George Washington University and a BA from Bowdoin College. He is a former chairman and member of the Institutional Brokerage Committee, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association; a founding member and member of the Board of Directors for Investorside Research Association; and member of the Alliance in Support of Independent Research.
John lives in New York City with his wife Anke.